Just a note for those who may have heard the big noise on a

lot of business reports today about Google books but may not have been around

as long as some of us.


I’m not talking about reporting on the big event, which is

legitimate. No, I am listening to a big business/technology radio service and

every few minutes they headline technology news with the report that Google is

now offering some old books.


Yes, Google is allowing people to download and print copies

of old books – only about 15 years after Project Gutenberg began the same



http://gutenberg.com has
about 75,000 free books and ebooks online, check them out.


It just goes to show that you need to be very careful where

you get your technology “news” – some sources are providing little but

technology “olds” and lack all understanding of the Internet.